Stamped concrete chip fix


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Old 07-15-14, 05:57 PM
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Stamped concrete chip fix

Trying to fix a small chip in the front stairs. It is an overlay stamped concrete that is gull grey with charcoal release. It has a couple chips, how should I go about fixing it? I was going to buy the butterfield gull gray integral color and mix it with some quickrete. Is there another way I should approach it?
 
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rapid-set & magic markers
 
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Get a small pail of butterfield's cape cod gray color hardener and mix it with acrylic bonding admixture to the consistency of pancake batter. Use that as your patch and antique with a bit of deep chatcoal release. Butterfield has smsll 5 lb pails of hardener and 1 lb packs of release so it would be a cheap fix and you would not have a bunch of leftover unneeded material
 
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Awesome thanks for the reply. So I take it cape cod gray is close in color to gull gray? Couple questions, I do happen to have a cape cod gray powder release from Butterfield in my shed. Is it possible to use that some how instead of buying cape cod hardner? If so how?
I found it difficult to find a place to buy Butterfield products from.
 
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Cape cod gray is the closest match to gull gray, though not perfect. And no, release is completely different from color hardener. It would not work at all for a patch
 
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Seems simple enough. I'll order some. Probably a stupid question but because the patching of this chip is probably about 2 inches long how do I apply the powder release for antiquing?
 
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hhhmmmmmm - we'd be done & gone by the time someone googles up ' where to buy '
 
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Isn't this a DIY forum? If I had a reliable contractor if hire them.
 
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You'll have to excuse the sarcasm of some of our contributors. A few of them are short on patience when dealing with people asking for help.

I'm anything but a color-matching expert, but if I were you, I'd take a color photo of what you have and take it to a masonry supply place where concrete dyes are sold. Buy the smallest quantity of the closest match to your stamped concrete, and use it to make your repair. Most stamped concrete I've inspected or seen has a moderate amount of color variation, so what you do doesn't have to be "absolutely perfect."
 
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In addition to being a former stamped concrete contractor, I run a small decorative concrete supply store near Indianapolis and sell the Butterfield products I mentioned, but since the admins here frown on that type of information in posts I did not mention it. At any rate, I do not ship. Call Butterfield and ask them where to buy locally
 
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And bridgeman is correct. Especially as a do it yourselfer you will not get a perfect color match. A pro might, but as you said this is a diy forum
 
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I did get the cape cod gray color hardener. I plan on fixing the chip tomorrow. Will this bonding adhesive do the trick?
http://t.homedepot.com/p/Quikrete-1-...214/100318541/
 
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iirc, ' conc hardener ' is a finer grind of portland/white cement compared to regular grind cement,,, consider any repair acceptable IF it doesn't stand out from 15'

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Fixed the chips came out really good. Wife couldn't even tell where the spots were I repaired. An exact match.
 
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CONGRATS! you've a good eye
 
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Glad to hear it. You probably have plenty of material left over for any future repairs too.
 
 

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